Nesco Roasting

I saw a method where you spread your dressing in the bottom of a pan and place a cut up Turkey on the dressing so the dressing soaks up the Turkey juice while cooking.....I really like the idea of cutting up the Turkey, but I dont want to use up my oven space as I usually do it in the Nesco.....Could this method be done in the Nesco?

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Lindsay-Jean Hard
Lindsay-Jean Hard November 24, 2015

Nesco's website has a recipe for cooking a stuffed turkey (http://www.nesco.com/recipes/?season%5B%5D=600&submit=recipe&uid=21), so I don't know why it wouldn't work to cook the two in layers. Good luck!

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Lynn Gudmanson
Lynn Gudmanson November 24, 2015

My concern is the dressing in the bottom of the Nesco pan, worried it would burn before the Turkey would be done

Lindsay-Jean Hard
Lindsay-Jean Hard November 24, 2015

Oh yes, for some reason I was thinking of Michael Ruhlman's Roast/Braise Method (http://ruhlman.com/2011...) and was thinking that you were starting with the turkey roasted, and then finishing it in pieces over the stuffing, not starting with raw turkey pieces, in which case I agree, I think you would end up with over-cooked dressing. Could you start the turkey in the Nesco and then add in the dressing (moving the turkey pieces to the top) part-way through?

Lynn Gudmanson
Lynn Gudmanson November 24, 2015

Ya...Not what I wanted to do, but it may be the only way.....I was thinking if all else fails, I would start the turkey, take it out after a while with its juices and then put the stuffing on the bottom and put the turkey back on the top.....Is that what you were saying?

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Lindsay-Jean Hard
Lindsay-Jean Hard November 24, 2015

Yup, that was my thought. Good luck!

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